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Summary of Data from the 'Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infection in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report, 2010'

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 35 Issue 2 (Mar/Apr 2011)

Abstract: Snippets from the latest release of the 'Bloodborne viral and sexually transmitted infection in Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people: Surveillance and Evaluation Report' produced and published by the Kirby Institute, formerly National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research: - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to be over-represented in sexually transmitted infection and bloodborne virus notification. - Chlamydia and gonorrhoea continue to be reported at disproportionately high rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. - Good news continues in the elimination of donovanosis with one notification reported in Australia during 2009. - Infectious syphilis has declined substantially in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in 2009 and it may be possible to consider the elimination of infectious syphilis from remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. - Similar rates of HIV diagnoses were reported in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and non-Indigenous Australians in 2009. However there were substantial differences in the exposure category for HIV infection between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Australian born non- Indigenous people. - Hepatitis B and C are reported at higher rates among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities than non-Indigenous people.

To cite this article: Ward, James and Graham, Simon. Summary of Data from the 'Bloodborne Viral and Sexually Transmitted Infection in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: Surveillance and Evaluation Report, 2010' [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2011: 24-25. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=936717712240590;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 30 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Ward, James; Graham, Simon; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 35, No. 2, Mar/Apr 2011: 24-25 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Bloodborne infections; Indigenous peoples--Health and hygiene; Sexually transmitted diseases--Diagnosis; Diseases; Statistics;

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